Jennifer Sung to be the third former Altshuler Berzon attorney tapped for the federal bench
June 30, 2021 – The White House this morning announced the nomination of labor law attorney Jennifer Sung to the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit. Ms. Sung, who has been a member of the Oregon Employment Relations Board since 2017 and was previously a partner at McKanna Bishop Joffe LLP in Portland, was an Altshuler Berzon LLP associate between 2007 to 2013. She joined Altshuler Berzon after clerking for Ninth Circuit Judge Betty Binns Fletcher and completing a two-year Skadden Fellowship at the Brennan Center for Justice. Before law school, Ms. Sung worked as a union organizer for seven years.
Ms. Sung joins a select group of former Altshuler Berzon LLP attorneys who have become federal judges, including former partners Indira Talwani (D. Mass) and Marsha Berzon (9th. Circuit). She is an extraordinary lawyer and will be a superb Ninth Circuit judge. She will be the first Asian American Pacific Islander judge from Oregon on the Ninth Circuit. We wish her all the best in the years to come!